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June 2018 Blog Posts (24)

Cheltenham CDV Studios

It may be of interest to BPH members to know of articles about 19th century photographers in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

An article on George Parker (1833-1907) is here:

Joseph Dunton ran Dunton's Portrait Rooms in the 1860s. …


Added by Julian Holland on June 3, 2018 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Internship: Photographic material conservation / TNA, 12 months from 23 July

Funded by the Clare Hampson Fund, the internship will focus on the conservation of photographic materials as well as giving the intern the opportunity to develop their understanding of audience engagement.

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government and guardian of over 1,000 years of iconic national documents. We are hosting an…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2018 at 20:59 — No Comments

Talk: Dawn Parsonage and found photography / London, 6 June 2018

Dawn Parsonage is a Photographic artist and collector of found photography based in London. For over 20 years she has collected thousands of photographs, negatives, slides and stereo-cards from anonymous photographers. Concentrating on the 1850s-1950s, she searches for the unexpected, humorous, emotive and beautiful. Images, that when viewed with a modern eye, are just as…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2018 at 20:54 — No Comments

Publication: Sculptural Photographs From the Calotype to Digital Technologies

This is the first monograph exploring how, throughout its history, sculpture has provided a model to conceptualize photography as an art of mechanical reproduction. While there is a growing body of work examining how photography has contributed to the development of a Western 'sculptural imagination' by disseminating works, facilitating the investigation of the medium,…


Added by Michael Pritchard on June 2, 2018 at 20:49 — No Comments

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